My name is STEVIE!

Cocker Spaniel Dog for adoption in Toluca Lake, California - STEVIE
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Cocker Connection

Facts about STEVIE

  • Breed: Cocker Spaniel
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
This is adorable little Stevie, who has an absolutely amazing story! He was wandering all alone on the streets, very neglected and matted, had terrible ear infections, and was very weak and anemic as a result of being flea- & tick-infested. He collapsed in a bus lane and lay there for about 2 days with no food or water, and nobody paid any attention to this desperate little Cocker Spaniel. Somebody finally called animal control to come and pick up the "dead" dog, but he surprised them and looked up at them with his beautiful, soulful Cocker eyes, so they took him to the shelter vet, where he spent about 8 days being treated for the fleas & ticks and getting food and water & IV fluids to build up his strength a bit. Then we found out about him and brought him into our rescue.

Stevie was a little train wreck and needed lots of medical care for a while. Since he has been with us he has gotten lots of love, good quality food and fresh water, and veterinary care. His ears have been cleaned and medicated, though he will have to have ear medication from time to time and daily ear cleaning for the rest of his life as he has chronically bad ears from years of neglect, and he does not hear very well. He has a cataract but can still see. He has come an amazingly long way from the skinny, anemic, matted and thin-coated, sad little boy he was.

Currently he is happily hanging out with the other little Seniors in the Bed and Biscuit and having a good time with them all. He has a great laid-back, mellow, happy disposition, and he loves exploring in the yard. He is about 10-11 years old and about 27 pounds and has his beautiful, natural long tail, and he now sports a beautiful, thick, wavy, soft coat again. He is housebroken to a doggie door, loves going for his daily walk, and he is good both on leash and in the car. He needs someone who will be home with him as he has some separation anxiety at first and will cry if you leave him, but after he gets used to his new people and routine he is just fine and that disappears. He is an adorable, sweet and gentle little guy with a great, loving personality, and he is feeling loved and appreciated, maybe for the first time in his life. Sometimes he wags his tail so much that it almost looks like a little windmill! Now his real personality is shining for all to see, and what a wonderful little guy he is! Everyone who meets him absolutely falls in love with him! He just needs to find his forever family now. To see him now, looking so healthy and active, you would never guess what he had been through in his past!

If you can donate to his care until his forever home is found, just click on the "donate" button on our web site. If you would like to foster or adopt this little guy, please fill out an application on the web site. He is an absolute gem, and you will have such a rich, rewarding time if you adopt him!

About Cocker Connection

About Our Rescue Group...

Cocker Connection is a small, non-profit rescue organization (Tax ID #73-1653911, The Good dog Foundation DBA Cocker Connection) whose mission it is to save as many homeless cockers as we can in our area. As we do not have our own facility, we depend almost entirely on foster homes to help us with our rescue dogs until we can place them in their forever homes, though we do not always have foster homes and must then board doggies until one opens up. We are always desperately in need of foster homes, so please, please contact us if you are ever able to help by being a foster! Just think of it as babysitting for a friend's dog for a while. Some fosters are short term and some end up being longer.

We also have a sanctuary program available for some of our little seniors who are 10 years old and older. You adopt the doggie and provide the loving forever home for him, and we will cover any medical expenses for him for the remainer of his life.

We also work with some of the other Cocker rescue groups in Southern California, mainly Second Chance Cocker Rescue in Santa Barbara and San Diego Spaniel Rescue. Our doggies come from either their owners or from the myriad of animal shelters in the huge Southern California area.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not have a facility, so it will be necessary to contact us to set up an appointment to see the doggie in which you are interested.

Our Adoption Process...

Cocker Connection has an Adoption Application and an Adoption Contract which are necessary for all of our adoptions. We also require a home check so that we can meet all of the people who will be involved with the doggie.

We do ask for an adoption donation of between $150 and $350, depending on the age and health of the little one who has been adopted. Our general breakdown is as follows: 0-3 years=$350, 4-8 years=$300, 9-12 years=$250, 13 years and older=$150. (It is less than double the cost if you are adopting two doggies.) All donations go 100% directly to the expenses for our little rescues, so this is not a price for the individual dog, but rather a donation to a non-profit organization to help all of the doggies. This includes all medical expenses (which can be considerable if the doggies need surgery or extra medical treatments or medications!), boarding when we do not have a foster home, grooming, high quality food, toys, beds, blankets, ID tags, collars and leashes. Without our donations, we would not be able to continue rescuing these little lost and abandoned souls. All administrative and transporting costs are donated by the administrators of this organization. With Paypal donations, every cent except for the 2.2% fee + $.30 that they charge us goes directly to the care of the doggies.